Wednesday, April 20, 2016

#TechStyle at the MFA Boston!

I had the honor of attending the opening of #techstyle at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston last month (yes I'm super late posting this). I love fashion as a way of expression but I'm always curious about those who are pushing the boundaries of fashion and the way we interact with what we wear. I had not seen much tech infused fashion before so I was truly excited to see visually what can happen when you mix it up. Today, designers are using technology during the designing process but also as a way to create with the use of 3D printers, digitally printed fabrics and laser cutting. These are some of my favorites from the night. You can catch the exhibit in Boston until July 10th and I highly recommend a visit!

3D printed skirt and cape by Iris Van Herpen, created in collaboration with artist Neri Oxman from MIT's Media Lab.
3D printed shoes by Francis Bitonti
Specially designed for this exhibit, the Nervous System was commissioned to create this petal 4D printed dress using Kinematics. 4D printed, it uses body scans and foldable modules to conform to the body. Talk about a perfect fit!
Designer Manish Arora created this stunning bodice using laser cut technology and traditional intricate Indian craft techniques, combining old and new. Check out his collection on his website, so gorgeous!
Avant-garde designers Viktor and Rolf Haute Couture use laster cutting and digitally printed fabrics to create this disected framed wearable art!
United Nude 3-D printed shoes. Loved these!
ThreeASFOUR designers created this 3D printed stretch mesh dress based on sound waves and serial forms.
Digital printed dress by Mary Katrantzou.
Designer Ying Gao kinetic reactive garment that uses electronic sensors and dressmaker pins to create organic like movement.
Cute Circuit designed this interactive dress that you can actually tweet! Cool idea but I do not want my clothing also hooked up to the internet. I would probably get technology anxiety wearing this hehe!
If you don't know some of these fab ladies below go check them out! It was fun to be among others that enjoyed fashion as much as I do! Left to right. Kelly Rego, Samantha Ramage of A Glimpse of Glamour, Lei Ann of Lei Ann of Lei Ann Off Duty, Me!, and Cassandra Knight of Castanet

Samantha is the pretty lady that invited me and she runs the fabulous blog A Glimpse of Glamour. She definitely won best look of the night in my eyes <3 but I do have a soft spot for reds, pinks and roses!

If you missed it, I share some of the details of my outfit here <3 I did not have much technology infused clothing in my closet so I just did my thing but channeled the bold and daring queen of tech style Bjork.

Thanks for stopping by as always!


Saturday, April 2, 2016

Spring Fever!

A couple weeks ago I was invited by my friend Sami of A Glimpse of Glamour to attend the opening for the Techstyle Exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. I was feeling quite daring coming out of winter hibernation, so I was in the mood to go all out. I didn't have anything to go with the tech style theme so I figured I would just channel Bjork, the queen of tech style when putting this outfit together. I also decided it was the perfect opportunity to go BOLD and wear that new blue lipstick in my collection, why not!?! To be totally honest it's not my favorite outfit just because I'm not used to the proportions of the pants but considering I didn't have a full length mirror available (in the middle of a move and never got around to buying one), it was one of my more funky outfits. I felt pretty badass and it helped release some of my color cravings I was having with spring right around the corner. Except yes, it snowed the day before! Oh New England.. 

I will be posting some pictures from the event next so stay tuned to see the creative genius that can happen when you mix technology and fashion!!! For now I hope you enjoy this outfit pairing. Photos were quickly taken outside my apartment before the event by my sweet Anthony. He did a great job for a five minute shoot!

Outfit Details:
Pom pom crown- gift- originally from Thailand
White blazer and pants- thrifted
Red button up- free people bought many years ago from TJ Maxx
Boots- gifted
Carpet purse- thrifted in California
Beaded bracelets- Sisco Berluti
Cuff- gifted
Large blue and turquiose stone rings- Avizeh
Red stone ring- Zamarut Jewel
Other jewelry- collected/thrifted
Blue Lipstick- Makeup Monsters Cosmetics in the shade Back Lash- cruelty free and vegan!

I have to give a shout out to my friend Heidi for gifting me some of her beautiful ethnic hand me downs. I'm so in love!